New Ambassadors present Credentials05 November 2015
New Ambassadors present Credentials
Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Republic of Cyprus, Greece and Israel presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Costas A. Papademas, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, was accompanied by Mr. Petros Mavrikios, First Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission.
H.E. Mrs. Aikaterini-Katia Georgiou, the Ambassador of Greece, was accompanied by her husband, Mr. Constantine Marcopoulos, and by Ms. Olga Anagnostopoulou, First Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission.
H.E. Mr. Ze’ev Boker, the Ambassador of Israel, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Tali Boker, and by Mrs. Simha Amitai, Minister-Counsellor, at the Embassy.
Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister of State for the Diaspora, at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs and Trade, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Art O’Leary, Secretary-General to the President; Mr. Niall Burgess, Secretary-General, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Joe Brennan, Ms. Claire Buckley and Mr. Barry Tumulty, Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Ambassadors were escorted to and from Áras an Uachtaráin by an Escort of Honour consisting of a motorcycle detachment drawn from the 2nd Cavalry Squadron, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, under the command of Second Lieutenant Michael Conneely.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 1st Armoured Cavalry Squadron, Defence Forces Training Centre, The Curragh, Co. Kildare, under the command of Lieutenant Cathal Sweeney.
Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band, Cathal Brugha Barracks.
5 November 2015